Baby Kate trial April 26
9:33
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Court getting organized. Prosecutor Spaniola, defense attorney Smedley chatting in friendly manner. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 9:33 JohnSHausman
9:48
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate First witness: FBI agent Brett? Leatherman? Troy office. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 9:48 JohnSHausman
9:49
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Contacted yesterday by John King of GR office. Asked to contact couple in Birmingham re this case. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 9:49 JohnSHausman
9:50
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Contacted husband David on cell phone. He's in Germany, business. Spoke in afternoon. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 9:50 JohnSHausman
9:51
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Tried to call wife Maria several times; eventually reached. Met her appx 4:30 p.m. at her job in Troy. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 9:51 JohnSHausman
9:52
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Talked with her about their attempts to adopt in recent years. Then went to their residence. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 9:52 JohnSHausman
9:52
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Asked if ever contact from Sean or Ariel. She said no. Smedley objects: hearsay, she can't cross-examine. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 9:52 JohnSHausman
9:53
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Spaniola: offered to show what further investigation, not prove what's asserted. Judge excuses jury to discuss the objection. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 9:53 JohnSHausman
9:54
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Jury gone. Leatherman: she said she had never had any contact with them; didn't recognize photos of them or Kate. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 9:54 JohnSHausman
9:55
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate She allowed search of her residence. No evidence of any children living there. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 9:55 JohnSHausman
9:55
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Brett Leatherman spelling is correct, per earlier media reports mentioning him that I just googled. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 9:55 JohnSHausman
9:57
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Smedley continues to object; also to jurors hearing more about interviews of neighbors, who reported seeing no children. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 9:57 JohnSHausman
9:59
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Judge Richard I. Cooper: Not hearing anything prejudicial in answer; jury shouldn't be speculating "aha we have another couple" [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 9:59 JohnSHausman
9:59
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate "...out there that nobody looked into." He'll allow. Jury re-entering now. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 9:59 JohnSHausman
10:01
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Spaniola: I'm not going to ask that question. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:01 JohnSHausman
10:01
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JohnSHausman: 
#babykate FBI agent Brett Leatherman http://t.co/FwLqelr0 [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:01 JohnSHausman
10:01
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate He and another agent searched home. Found absolutely nothing indicating any children in home. Family portraits: only the couple. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:01 JohnSHausman
10:03
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Didn't view any computers. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:03 JohnSHausman
10:04
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Both said they'd been trying to adopt several years, had profile on http://ParentProfiles.com. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:04 JohnSHausman
10:05
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Cross-exam by Smedley. Just did this investigation yesterday. From Ariel's computer, she asks? He doesn't know. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:05 JohnSHausman
10:06
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Any other investigation? Did talk to a neighbor. Then traveled here. Didn't check flights to Germany. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:06 JohnSHausman
10:07
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate I mistakenly wrote yesterday that husband is in military. He is on business trip to Germany. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:07 JohnSHausman
10:12
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Spaniola: the people rest. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:12 JohnSHausman
10:13
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Smedley moves for directed verdict of not guilty. Prosecution hasn't proven, she says. Spaniola opposes. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:13 JohnSHausman
10:14
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Spaniola summarizes evidence: clothes and baby items found, phone records, motive sufficient. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:14 JohnSHausman
10:15
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Judge: Restraining doesn't require any particular period of time. "Secret" is element. Court satisfied a reasonable juror.. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:15 JohnSHausman
10:15
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate ...could reach a reasonable conclusion of guilty based on prosecution case. motoin denied [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:15 JohnSHausman
10:16
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Spaniola: next motion--defense is arguing Sean not allowed explain due to form of Posma interview. Not supported, he says. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:16 JohnSHausman
10:17
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Sean asked for counsel. After meeting with her, he canceled July 1 meeting with Posma. -- Spaniola [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:17 JohnSHausman
10:19
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Smedley: don't believe that was, or is, my argument. She can comment on what we've seen in video--Posma interrupting Sean. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:19 JohnSHausman
10:19
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate "When Mr. Phillips tried to explain something, he was cut off." She's allowed to comment on that from video. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:19 JohnSHausman
10:20
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate "Trying to take my client's constitutional rights away from him" to seek counsel. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:20 JohnSHausman
10:21
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Prosecutor not allowed to state my client wouldn't talk to police after June 29. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:21 JohnSHausman
10:21
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate All this argument is outside the presence of the jury, who left the room earlier. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:21 JohnSHausman
10:23
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Spaniola: his concern is defense will try take out of context the events of the last 10 months by saying Sean hasn't been given.. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:23 JohnSHausman
10:24
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate ...chance to tell story to authorities. Not true. He could have told story at any time since June 29, but Spaniola can't bring up [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:24 JohnSHausman
10:24
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate ... Sean's exercising right to remain silent. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:24 JohnSHausman
10:25
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Smedley: She won't say Sean never had chance to talk. "He tried to tell... he cooperated." [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:25 JohnSHausman
10:26
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate on phone with Skiba; out with Hartley and Kuster; and Posma in interview. Sean told his story to them. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:26 JohnSHausman
10:27
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Judge: Law says--prosecution can't say defendant didn't choose to talk, unless defense opens the door to that. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:27 JohnSHausman
10:28
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Judge: defense entitled to argue from video evidence that Posma stopped Sean from talking. Can't expand beyond that. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:28 JohnSHausman
10:30
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate So judge will allow her to so argue. Break of 15 minutes before Smedley starts defense case. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:30 JohnSHausman
10:50
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate For those not already there, here's link to day's 1st MLive post: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2012/04/baby_kate_live_coverage_surpri.html [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:50 JohnSHausman
10:54
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Smedley calls Ariel Courtland to the stand as her first defense witness. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:54 JohnSHausman
10:58
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Manager at car wash where Ariel worked brought her into office. Conversed about her being late to work. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:58 JohnSHausman
10:59
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Maanger mentioned her having a baby at home. Ariel angrily denies saying she wished never had baby or baby was dead. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:59 JohnSHausman
10:59
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Denies getting text from Sean that "she's in the river." [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 10:59 JohnSHausman
11:01
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate Kenneth Wilson. Dating Ariel's mother. Living with her June 29, 2011. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 11:01 JohnSHausman
11:03
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JohnSHausman: 
#babykate Kenneth Wilson http://t.co/HHplUSdS [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 11:03 JohnSHausman
11:04
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JohnSHausman: 
#BabyKate When he and April came home June 29, Ariel there eating a taco. "I don't know really" if she seemed upset. [via Twitter]
Thursday April 26, 2012 11:04 JohnSHausman
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